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Bam! Conservatives bust Gov. Christie for rewriting history on Sandy relief

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Earlier this year, Chris Christie tore into congressional Republicans for scrapping a pork-laden Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Now, it’s like déja vu all over again. The New Jersey governor is back to his old routine, blaming the House GOP for making life difficult for Sandy survivors:

Every day we waited for Congress to approve disaster funds, was a day added to our recovery. #6monthssincesandy youtube.com/watch?v=rKusB6…

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 29, 2013

But of course. Blogger Sister Toldjah was less than impressed:

I see Gov Christie is still demagoguing Congressional GOP over Sandy aid bill. Showmanship over substance. What a disappointment. #tcot

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

A disappointment? Perhaps. A surprise? Sadly, no.

Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak took a shot at getting some accountability from Christie:

@govchristie Do you not understand legitimate objections to wasteful pork, opportunistically inserted into the bill? Or just not concerned?

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 30, 2013

Great questions. Unfortunately, Christie wasn’t interested in dignifying them with real responses:

@joelpollak All the pork was stripped out of bill prior to passage at the insistence of Republicans, myself included. Pls learn the facts.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 30, 2013

Here’s a fact for you, Governor: The bill you had been clamoring for had not been stripped of “all the pork.”

@govchristie Respectfully, I believe the facts are otherwise. You insisted on passage of the original pork-laden bill shar.es/lpEXv

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 30, 2013

@govchristie @joelpollak As you know, governor, you threw your epic tantrum BEFORE the pork was stripped out.

— Judge Elihu Smails (@JudgeElihu) April 30, 2013

And when you later demanded that Congress pass a “clean bill”, you tacitly acknowledged that the original Sandy relief package was packed with pork.

@govchristie initial objection to aid bill was over pork. You demagogued anyway. That it was taken out later is not the point. @joelpollak

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

@sistertoldjah Did not support the bill with pork. Pork was taken out in early Jan by the last Congress with our support. Learn the facts.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 30, 2013

You did support it, Governor. Perhaps you need a memory refresher:

@govchristie when you slammed the GOP was when the bill was STILL stuffed with pork. I KNOW the facts, & reject your revisionist version.

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

[email protected]govchristie You’re my Gov, & I’m going to work on your reelection, but that’s just not true. What’s $ for Alaskan fisheries? @joelpollak

— GetItRight 2016 (@DraftRyan2016) April 30, 2013

Alaskan fishery money was only the beginning.

@draftryan2016 The Alaska fisheries money was and is out of the bill.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 30, 2013

@hispanicmom The entire $400m that was put into the Senate bill. Removed by the NJ Republican house sponsor of the bill.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 30, 2013

@govchristie Respectfully, I believe the facts are otherwise. You insisted on passage of the original pork-laden bill shar.es/lpEXv

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 30, 2013

@joelpollak You are dead wrong.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 30, 2013

@govchristie It’s interesting–you cite House bill in your defense now, but the Senate bill caused the uproar. You blasted the House anyway.

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 30, 2013

More on that Senate bill here.

@sistertoldjah You are dead wrong. My criticism was after they did not pass the GOP version of the bill without the pork in last Congress

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) April 30, 2013

@govchristie & as others noted, it’s questionable if the bill really was emptied of all pork. GOP for once did their jobs & you stabbed why?

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

@govchristie apparently you’ve a different def. of pork than others, Governor.”Don’t play games w/ disaster relief”? Take your own advice.

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

Oh, snap!

@govchristie You mean Barack Obama and the Obama Party demanded the pork, and you supported them. You demanded pork. @sistertoldjah

— Dan (@NorthDallas30) April 30, 2013

The truth about the Sandy aid bill(s) @govchristie wants you to forget: bit.ly/UqzWL4 #JustTheFactsPlease #SubstanceOverShowmanship

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

#FACT: Most Sandy relief bill pork was inserted by DEMS. #FACT: @govchristie blamed GOP for “playing games w/disaster relief.” #Showmanship

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

Slamming their own helps blue state GOPers score political points but next time, do it w/truth, @govchristie, not your manufactured version

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

I was once a STAUNCH defender of @govchristie. But his inflated demagoguery is too much. He’s been a victim of such –so why PRACTICE it?

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 30, 2013

Katie Pavlich also checked in to serve up some truth:

The entire reason you held a press conference was to berate Republicans for not passing the bill with the pork @govchristie

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 30, 2013

No, your criticism @govchristie was of House Republicans not passing the bill WITH all of the pork, stop rewriting history

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 30, 2013

You are “dead wrong” @govchristie, you held a press conference specifically about the House not passing the pork version of the bill

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 30, 2013

Yep.

@katiepavlich @govchristie | So right Katie, I remember how upset Gov. Christie was that the bill was not past with all the pork.

— Randal Lowe (@justadad21) April 30, 2013

Instead of helping Sandy victims, the Gov is trying to rewrite history on Twitter today. #busted @sistertoldjah @govchristie

— FloridaJayhawk (@FloridaJayhawk) April 30, 2013

@katiepavlich @govchristie Governor you we’re playing politics, can’t be a conservative only when it’s convenient. You were grandstanding.

— Daryl Greene (@DKG534) April 30, 2013

One last piece of advice for you, Governor:

@govchristie You should just admit you are wrong on Sandy pork. You can’t boost yourself by bashing conservatives with false lefty memes.

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 30, 2013

Bingo.

(Hat tip: Lee Stranahan)

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Related:

Pass the pork: Senate OKs House’s $51 billion Sandy aid package; Update: Gov. Chris Christie gives ‘genuine thanks’

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